Spotlight on Dermatology

Credits: 0.25 CME / MOC
A Learner Pathway in Moderate-to-Severe AD: Assessing the Role of Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Care
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
RMEI Medical Education, LLC

A Learner Pathway in Moderate-to-Severe AD: Assessing the Role of Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Care

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Activity Details

Free CME/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: August 20, 2021
Expires: August 19, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for allergy/immunology, dermatology, and primary care clinicians (MD/NP/PA) who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ key fundamentals related to the type 2 inflammatory cascade when managing moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • Apply conventional and biologic management approaches when treating patients with moderate-to-severe AD
  • Practice as a member of an interprofessional care team in the optimal management of moderate-to-severe AD

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts and a patient with atopic dermatitis (AD) engage in a video panel discussion on key issues central to treatment selection and interprofessional care and collaboration. The experienced patient also shares highlighted aspects of his/her care journey, with an emphasis on “teaching moments”.

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. RMEI is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Faculty
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, has financial relationships with AbbVie, Almirall, Altus Labs, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Bodewell, Burt's Bees, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, KPAway, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, L'Oreal, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos, My-Or Diagnostics, Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare, (Consultant); AbbVie, AOBiome, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher); Eli Lilly, Galderma, Incyte, LEO Pharmaceuticals, L'Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Speaker/Speaker's Bureau); Altus Labs, KPAway, Micreos, YobeeCare (Stock/Shareholder); Theraplex Company for Theraplex AIM (an OTC product) (Other, Patent Pending).

Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Patient
Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the RMEI Medical Education, LLC. RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this CME activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 75% or higher on the posttest

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: August 20, 2021
Expires: August 19, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for allergy/immunology, dermatology, and primary care clinicians (MD/NP/PA) who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ key fundamentals related to the type 2 inflammatory cascade when managing moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • Apply conventional and biologic management approaches when treating patients with moderate-to-severe AD
  • Practice as a member of an interprofessional care team in the optimal management of moderate-to-severe AD

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts and a patient with atopic dermatitis (AD) engage in a video panel discussion on key issues central to treatment selection and interprofessional care and collaboration. The experienced patient also shares highlighted aspects of his/her care journey, with an emphasis on “teaching moments”.

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. RMEI is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Faculty
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, has financial relationships with AbbVie, Almirall, Altus Labs, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Bodewell, Burt's Bees, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, KPAway, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, L'Oreal, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos, My-Or Diagnostics, Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare, (Consultant); AbbVie, AOBiome, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher); Eli Lilly, Galderma, Incyte, LEO Pharmaceuticals, L'Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Speaker/Speaker's Bureau); Altus Labs, KPAway, Micreos, YobeeCare (Stock/Shareholder); Theraplex Company for Theraplex AIM (an OTC product) (Other, Patent Pending).

Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Patient
Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the RMEI Medical Education, LLC. RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this CME activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 75% or higher on the posttest

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Vindico Medical Education
SSc-ILD Podcast Series: Clinical Updates to Manage a Rare Lung Condition

SSc-ILD Podcast Series: Clinical Updates to Manage a Rare Lung Condition

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 31, 2021
Expires: August 30, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Examine the prevalence, risk factors, and disease course of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD).
  • Evaluate strategies to ensure timely screening and monitoring for early diagnosis of patients with SSc-ILD.
  • Review treatment options based on clinical evidence and expert guidelines.
  • Assess communication strategies to help facilitate effective management, self-care and adherence in patients with SSc-ILD.

Activity Description

In this 4-part podcast series, expert faculty review best practices for the screening and diagnosis of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). They will also review the current and emerging therapies and the clinical evidence supporting their use in SSc-ILD.

Statement of Educational Need

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare multisystem autoimmune disorder with estimated incidence and prevalence estimates in the United States of 15.1 per 100,000 person-years and 25.9 per 100,000 people, respectively. In SSc, sclerosis of the skin, vasculopathy, and damage to internal organs including the lungs develop results from a complex interplay between vascular injury, fibrotic processes and immunological pathways. Lung involvement is the leading cause of SSc-associated death. Lung fibrosis develops in 80% of patients, and 25% to 30% develop progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD), leading to a 10-year mortality of up to 40% in those affected. It is thus crucial that clinicians can recognize and diagnose SSc-associated ILD (SSc-ILD) early to initiate appropriate therapy in a timely manner. Clinicians must also be abreast of the most recent treatment guidelines and the current and emerging therapies for SSc-ILD so they can plan optimal treatment plans for their patients.

Agenda

Understanding SSc-ILD: Prevalence and Burden of Disease With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kevin Flaherty

Diagnosis of SSc-ILD: Screening and Monitoring of Lung Function With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kristin Highland

Management of SSc-ILD: Guidelines and Treatment Options With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kevin Flaherty

Improving Adherence: Patient Engagement and Education With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kristin Highland

Activity Chair

Elizabeth R. Volkmann, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, UCLA Scleroderma Program
Co-Director, CTD-ILD Program
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Boehringer Ingelheim
Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim
Contracted Research: Kadmon

Faculty

Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Director, Michigan Medicine Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Arrowhead, AstraZeneca, Bellerophon, Boehringer Ingelheim, DevPro, FibroGen, Horizon, Lupin, Pliant, Polarean, PureHealth, PureTech, Respivant, Shionogi, Sun, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Boehringer Ingelheim


Kristin B. Highland, MD, MSCR
Director, Rheumatic Lung Disease Program
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Boehringer Ingelheim
Speakers Bureau: Actelion, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Acceleron, Actelion, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gossamer Bio, United Therapeutics, Viela Bio

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

ADA Compliance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. A text-based transcript of this Podcast is available upon request. Requests should include the Podcast title and can be emailed to CME@VindicoCME.com. Requests will be honored within 3-5 business days.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 31, 2021
Expires: August 30, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Examine the prevalence, risk factors, and disease course of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD).
  • Evaluate strategies to ensure timely screening and monitoring for early diagnosis of patients with SSc-ILD.
  • Review treatment options based on clinical evidence and expert guidelines.
  • Assess communication strategies to help facilitate effective management, self-care and adherence in patients with SSc-ILD.

Activity Description

In this 4-part podcast series, expert faculty review best practices for the screening and diagnosis of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). They will also review the current and emerging therapies and the clinical evidence supporting their use in SSc-ILD.

Statement of Educational Need

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare multisystem autoimmune disorder with estimated incidence and prevalence estimates in the United States of 15.1 per 100,000 person-years and 25.9 per 100,000 people, respectively. In SSc, sclerosis of the skin, vasculopathy, and damage to internal organs including the lungs develop results from a complex interplay between vascular injury, fibrotic processes and immunological pathways. Lung involvement is the leading cause of SSc-associated death. Lung fibrosis develops in 80% of patients, and 25% to 30% develop progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD), leading to a 10-year mortality of up to 40% in those affected. It is thus crucial that clinicians can recognize and diagnose SSc-associated ILD (SSc-ILD) early to initiate appropriate therapy in a timely manner. Clinicians must also be abreast of the most recent treatment guidelines and the current and emerging therapies for SSc-ILD so they can plan optimal treatment plans for their patients.

Agenda

Understanding SSc-ILD: Prevalence and Burden of Disease With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kevin Flaherty

Diagnosis of SSc-ILD: Screening and Monitoring of Lung Function With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kristin Highland

Management of SSc-ILD: Guidelines and Treatment Options With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kevin Flaherty

Improving Adherence: Patient Engagement and Education With Drs. Elizabeth Volkmann and Kristin Highland

Activity Chair

Elizabeth R. Volkmann, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, UCLA Scleroderma Program
Co-Director, CTD-ILD Program
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Boehringer Ingelheim
Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim
Contracted Research: Kadmon

Faculty

Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Director, Michigan Medicine Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Arrowhead, AstraZeneca, Bellerophon, Boehringer Ingelheim, DevPro, FibroGen, Horizon, Lupin, Pliant, Polarean, PureHealth, PureTech, Respivant, Shionogi, Sun, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Boehringer Ingelheim


Kristin B. Highland, MD, MSCR
Director, Rheumatic Lung Disease Program
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Boehringer Ingelheim
Speakers Bureau: Actelion, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Acceleron, Actelion, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gossamer Bio, United Therapeutics, Viela Bio

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

ADA Compliance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. A text-based transcript of this Podcast is available upon request. Requests should include the Podcast title and can be emailed to CME@VindicoCME.com. Requests will be honored within 3-5 business days.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.75 CME
Vindico Medical Education
Emerging JAK Inhibitors for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Emerging JAK Inhibitors for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 23, 2021
Expires: August 22, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with atopic dermatitis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) who may benefit from topical therapy.
  • Examine the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in late-stage development for the management of patients with AD.
  • Assess how emerging JAK inhibitors could be included into existing treatment paradigms for adolescents and adults with AD.

Activity Description

Nearly 70% of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) have mild disease, which in most cases can be managed in the primary care setting with basic skin care management and topical agents. Patients with moderate-to-severe AD are notoriously more difficult to treat. Until recently, systemic steroids were the only treatment option, and they have limited efficacy with a poor safety profile. Emerging options with novel mechanisms of action are showing promise in late-stage clinical trials. Janus kinase inhibition is being thoroughly investigated in both topical and oral deliveries. In this continuing education activity, expert clinicians discuss why newer therapies are needed for AD.

Activity Description

Introduction

Patient Selection and Standard of Care for Atopic Dermatitis
Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR

Back to Basics: Mechanisms of Action of Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis
Amy S. Paller, MS, MD

Management of Atopic Dermatitis: Current and Emerging Therapies
Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD

Panel Discussion

Conclusion

Activity Chair

Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
San Diego, CA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Almirall, Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Arena, Dermavant, Dermira, Forte Biosciences, Galderma, Incyte, Lilly, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics, Otsuka, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Dermira, Galderma, Incyte, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Valeant

Faculty

Amy S. Paller, MS, MD
Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Arena, Bausch + Lomb, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dermavant, Forte Biosciences, LEO Pharma, LifeMax, Lilly, Pfizer, Rapt, Regeneron, Sanofi
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Incyte, Janssen, Lilly, Regeneron, UCB


Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Frances J. Storrs, M.D. Medical Dermatology Professor
Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine
Director of Clinical Studies, Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Arena, Benevolent AI, BiomX, Bluefin Biomedicine, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Consulting Group, Collective Acumen, Coronado, Dermira, Evidera, Excerpta Medica, Forte Biosciences, Incyte, Janssen, Kyowa Kirin, LEO Pharma, Lilly, Medscape, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, SPARC India
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Incyte, Kyowa Kirin, LEO Pharma, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Tioga, Vanda

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Incyte Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 23, 2021
Expires: August 22, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with atopic dermatitis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) who may benefit from topical therapy.
  • Examine the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in late-stage development for the management of patients with AD.
  • Assess how emerging JAK inhibitors could be included into existing treatment paradigms for adolescents and adults with AD.

Activity Description

Nearly 70% of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) have mild disease, which in most cases can be managed in the primary care setting with basic skin care management and topical agents. Patients with moderate-to-severe AD are notoriously more difficult to treat. Until recently, systemic steroids were the only treatment option, and they have limited efficacy with a poor safety profile. Emerging options with novel mechanisms of action are showing promise in late-stage clinical trials. Janus kinase inhibition is being thoroughly investigated in both topical and oral deliveries. In this continuing education activity, expert clinicians discuss why newer therapies are needed for AD.

Activity Description

Introduction

Patient Selection and Standard of Care for Atopic Dermatitis
Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR

Back to Basics: Mechanisms of Action of Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis
Amy S. Paller, MS, MD

Management of Atopic Dermatitis: Current and Emerging Therapies
Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD

Panel Discussion

Conclusion

Activity Chair

Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
San Diego, CA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Almirall, Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Arena, Dermavant, Dermira, Forte Biosciences, Galderma, Incyte, Lilly, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics, Otsuka, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Dermira, Galderma, Incyte, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Valeant

Faculty

Amy S. Paller, MS, MD
Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Arena, Bausch + Lomb, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dermavant, Forte Biosciences, LEO Pharma, LifeMax, Lilly, Pfizer, Rapt, Regeneron, Sanofi
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Incyte, Janssen, Lilly, Regeneron, UCB


Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Frances J. Storrs, M.D. Medical Dermatology Professor
Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine
Director of Clinical Studies, Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Arena, Benevolent AI, BiomX, Bluefin Biomedicine, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Consulting Group, Collective Acumen, Coronado, Dermira, Evidera, Excerpta Medica, Forte Biosciences, Incyte, Janssen, Kyowa Kirin, LEO Pharma, Lilly, Medscape, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, SPARC India
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Incyte, Kyowa Kirin, LEO Pharma, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Tioga, Vanda

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Incyte Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 CME / MOC
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
A Learner Pathway in Moderate-to-Severe AD: Assessing the Role of Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Care

A Learner Pathway in Moderate-to-Severe AD: Assessing the Role of Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Care

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Activity Details

Free CME/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: August 20, 2021
Expires: August 19, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for allergy/immunology, dermatology, and primary care clinicians (MD/NP/PA) who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ key fundamentals related to the type 2 inflammatory cascade when managing moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • Apply conventional and biologic management approaches when treating patients with moderate-to-severe AD
  • Practice as a member of an interprofessional care team in the optimal management of moderate-to-severe AD

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts and a patient with atopic dermatitis (AD) engage in a video panel discussion on key issues central to treatment selection and interprofessional care and collaboration. The experienced patient also shares highlighted aspects of his/her care journey, with an emphasis on “teaching moments”.

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. RMEI is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Faculty
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, has financial relationships with AbbVie, Almirall, Altus Labs, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Bodewell, Burt's Bees, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, KPAway, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, L'Oreal, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos, My-Or Diagnostics, Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare, (Consultant); AbbVie, AOBiome, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher); Eli Lilly, Galderma, Incyte, LEO Pharmaceuticals, L'Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Speaker/Speaker's Bureau); Altus Labs, KPAway, Micreos, YobeeCare (Stock/Shareholder); Theraplex Company for Theraplex AIM (an OTC product) (Other, Patent Pending).

Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Patient
Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the RMEI Medical Education, LLC. RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this CME activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 75% or higher on the posttest

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: August 20, 2021
Expires: August 19, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for allergy/immunology, dermatology, and primary care clinicians (MD/NP/PA) who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ key fundamentals related to the type 2 inflammatory cascade when managing moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • Apply conventional and biologic management approaches when treating patients with moderate-to-severe AD
  • Practice as a member of an interprofessional care team in the optimal management of moderate-to-severe AD

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts and a patient with atopic dermatitis (AD) engage in a video panel discussion on key issues central to treatment selection and interprofessional care and collaboration. The experienced patient also shares highlighted aspects of his/her care journey, with an emphasis on “teaching moments”.

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. RMEI is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Faculty
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, has financial relationships with AbbVie, Almirall, Altus Labs, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Bodewell, Burt's Bees, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, KPAway, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, L'Oreal, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos, My-Or Diagnostics, Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare, (Consultant); AbbVie, AOBiome, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher); Eli Lilly, Galderma, Incyte, LEO Pharmaceuticals, L'Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Speaker/Speaker's Bureau); Altus Labs, KPAway, Micreos, YobeeCare (Stock/Shareholder); Theraplex Company for Theraplex AIM (an OTC product) (Other, Patent Pending).

Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Patient
Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the RMEI Medical Education, LLC. RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this CME activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 75% or higher on the posttest

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

1.00 AANP / CME
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
PsA+COVID-19: Augmented Reality and Patient Engagement in the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

PsA+COVID-19: Augmented Reality and Patient Engagement in the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

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Activity Details

Free CME/AANP
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
Released: June 21, 2021
Expires: June 21, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This activity is provided by Forefront Collaborative and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

Target Audience

The target audiences are rheumatologists and nurse practitioner (NP)/physician assistant (PA) rheumatology providers. Other clinicians who are involved in the care and treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can benefit from participation in this education.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this initiative, participants will increase their ability to:

  1. Use augmented reality (AR) apps for providers and patients on mechanisms of action (MOAs) of therapies for treatment of PsA.
  2. Discuss effectiveness and safety of conventional, biologic, and targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for treatment of PsA.
  3. Apply evolving recommendations and clinical practice guidelines related to COVID-19 infection and vaccination to providing care to patients with PsA.
  4. Inform patients with PsA about the impact of their disease and the benefits and risks of medications in the context of COVID-19 infection and vaccination when making shared decisions about treatment plan and treatment modifications.

Activity Description

COVID-19 has impacted PsA patient care in many ways, particularly for patients with multiple comorbidities. This interactive activity reviews clinical practice guidelines addressing COVID-19 infection and vaccination that are relevant to patients with PsA, highlights effectiveness and safety of therapies for PsA, and offers a self-directed experience of building and solving patient cases to learn from making decisions and receiving immediate feedback. This activity also incorporates the patient perspective, a skill-oriented presentation on engaging patients in shared decision making, decision aids, and a demonstration of an augmented reality (AR) app on PsA for healthcare providers and patients.

Please download the ImmerseRx: Psoriatic Arthritis augmented reality app on your mobile device to gain the most benefit from participation in this activity. You may use this QR code or search for it in Google Play or the App Store.

For the best experience, use a laptop, desktop, or tablet with the Google Chrome browser.

Agenda

  1. Providing Psoriatic Arthritis Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  2. Using Shared Decision Making to Engage Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis to Clarify Treatment Goals in the Context of COVID-19
  3. Demonstration of Augmented Reality App for Providers and Patients
  4. Personalized Patient Cases

Faculty

Atul A. Deodhar, MD, MRCP, FACR, FACP
Professor of Medicine,
Medical Director of Rheumatology Clinics,
Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon


Richard Martin, MD, MA
Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology,
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Grand Rapids, Michigan


David Kramer
Patient Presenter

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution

Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative and AKH must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies.* For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias. Disclosures appear below as they were at the launch of this activity.

*The ACCME defines an ineligible company as any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be ineligible companies—unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined ineligible company.

The following individuals have indicated that they have not had, in the past 24 months, a relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Planners (Forefront Collaborative): Leah Johnson and Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD
  • Planners (Faculty): Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC
  • Patient Presenter: David Kramer
  • Planners and Reviewers (AKH Inc): Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, and Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, APRN, BC, NP-C

The following individuals have disclosed that they have had a financial relationship in the past 24 months that has been deemed relevant to this activity. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated:

Faculty Presenter: Atul A. Deodhar, MD, MRCP, FACR, FACP

  • Consultant: Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline, Galapagos, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Speaker: Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer
  • Independent contractor (including contracted research): AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Galapagos, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

Faculty Presenter: Richard Martin, MD, MA

  • Contracted Research/Current Clinical Trials: AbbVie, Eli Lilly

Faculty Planner: Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD, FACR

  • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi

Accreditation Statement

Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Physicians
Forefront Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Forefront Collaborative. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology).

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding, visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative, AKH and Lilly.

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by two reviewers. The reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This continuing medical education activity will include references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Thank you for your participation! We value your opinion. If you have any feedback or questions about this educational activity, please contact info@forefrontcollab.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/AANP
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
Released: June 21, 2021
Expires: June 21, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This activity is provided by Forefront Collaborative and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

Target Audience

The target audiences are rheumatologists and nurse practitioner (NP)/physician assistant (PA) rheumatology providers. Other clinicians who are involved in the care and treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can benefit from participation in this education.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this initiative, participants will increase their ability to:

  1. Use augmented reality (AR) apps for providers and patients on mechanisms of action (MOAs) of therapies for treatment of PsA.
  2. Discuss effectiveness and safety of conventional, biologic, and targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for treatment of PsA.
  3. Apply evolving recommendations and clinical practice guidelines related to COVID-19 infection and vaccination to providing care to patients with PsA.
  4. Inform patients with PsA about the impact of their disease and the benefits and risks of medications in the context of COVID-19 infection and vaccination when making shared decisions about treatment plan and treatment modifications.

Activity Description

COVID-19 has impacted PsA patient care in many ways, particularly for patients with multiple comorbidities. This interactive activity reviews clinical practice guidelines addressing COVID-19 infection and vaccination that are relevant to patients with PsA, highlights effectiveness and safety of therapies for PsA, and offers a self-directed experience of building and solving patient cases to learn from making decisions and receiving immediate feedback. This activity also incorporates the patient perspective, a skill-oriented presentation on engaging patients in shared decision making, decision aids, and a demonstration of an augmented reality (AR) app on PsA for healthcare providers and patients.

Please download the ImmerseRx: Psoriatic Arthritis augmented reality app on your mobile device to gain the most benefit from participation in this activity. You may use this QR code or search for it in Google Play or the App Store.

For the best experience, use a laptop, desktop, or tablet with the Google Chrome browser.

Agenda

  1. Providing Psoriatic Arthritis Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  2. Using Shared Decision Making to Engage Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis to Clarify Treatment Goals in the Context of COVID-19
  3. Demonstration of Augmented Reality App for Providers and Patients
  4. Personalized Patient Cases

Faculty

Atul A. Deodhar, MD, MRCP, FACR, FACP
Professor of Medicine,
Medical Director of Rheumatology Clinics,
Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon


Richard Martin, MD, MA
Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology,
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Grand Rapids, Michigan


David Kramer
Patient Presenter

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution

Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative and AKH must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies.* For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias. Disclosures appear below as they were at the launch of this activity.

*The ACCME defines an ineligible company as any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be ineligible companies—unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined ineligible company.

The following individuals have indicated that they have not had, in the past 24 months, a relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Planners (Forefront Collaborative): Leah Johnson and Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD
  • Planners (Faculty): Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC
  • Patient Presenter: David Kramer
  • Planners and Reviewers (AKH Inc): Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, and Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, APRN, BC, NP-C

The following individuals have disclosed that they have had a financial relationship in the past 24 months that has been deemed relevant to this activity. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated:

Faculty Presenter: Atul A. Deodhar, MD, MRCP, FACR, FACP

  • Consultant: Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline, Galapagos, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Speaker: Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer
  • Independent contractor (including contracted research): AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Galapagos, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

Faculty Presenter: Richard Martin, MD, MA

  • Contracted Research/Current Clinical Trials: AbbVie, Eli Lilly

Faculty Planner: Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD, FACR

  • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi

Accreditation Statement

Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Physicians
Forefront Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Forefront Collaborative. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology).

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding, visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative, AKH and Lilly.

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by two reviewers. The reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This continuing medical education activity will include references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Thank you for your participation! We value your opinion. If you have any feedback or questions about this educational activity, please contact info@forefrontcollab.com.

0.25 CME / MOC
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Basal Cell Carcinoma: To Targeted Therapy and Beyond – High-Risk Basal Cell Carcinoma: Navigating Treatment and Complications

Basal Cell Carcinoma: To Targeted Therapy and Beyond – High-Risk Basal Cell Carcinoma: Navigating Treatment and Complications

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC Points
Released: June 4, 2021
Expires: June 3, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatology and oncology physicians who diagnose and manage patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objective

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Assess current treatment options for the management of high-risk basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

Activity Description

Treatment decisions in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are driven by estimated risk for recurrence. Although surgery is the treatment of choice for the majority of high-risk BCC, some large, deep, aggressive, or recurrent tumors can be classified as locally advanced and are best treated with systemic therapy. This Infographic activity provides detailed education on identifying high-risk BCC, the rationale for Mohs surgery, and appropriate use of local therapies. The role and place of systemic therapy is also defined, with an emphasis on the efficacy and limitations of Hedgehog pathway inhibitors (HPI) and the recent emergence of immunotherapy on the treatment landscape.

Statement of Educational Need

Current guideline-based recommendations for treating high-risk BCC, including lesions not amenable to surgery or radiation.

Faculty

Omid Hamid, MD
Chief, Translational Research and Immunotherapy
Director, Melanoma Center and Phase I Immuno-Oncology Program
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosures:
Speakers Bureau: BMS, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron
Consulting Fees: Aduro, Akeso, Amgen, Beigene, Bioatla, BMS, Genentech, GSK, Immunocore, Idera, Incyste, Jannsen, Merck, Nextcure, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron, SeaGen, Tempus, Zelluna

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education planners and others have nothing to disclose. The patient in this activity has nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact PIM at inquiries@pimed.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objective and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation form and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com. For accreditation questions, please contact PIM at inquiries@pimed.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC Points
Released: June 4, 2021
Expires: June 3, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatology and oncology physicians who diagnose and manage patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objective

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Assess current treatment options for the management of high-risk basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

Activity Description

Treatment decisions in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are driven by estimated risk for recurrence. Although surgery is the treatment of choice for the majority of high-risk BCC, some large, deep, aggressive, or recurrent tumors can be classified as locally advanced and are best treated with systemic therapy. This Infographic activity provides detailed education on identifying high-risk BCC, the rationale for Mohs surgery, and appropriate use of local therapies. The role and place of systemic therapy is also defined, with an emphasis on the efficacy and limitations of Hedgehog pathway inhibitors (HPI) and the recent emergence of immunotherapy on the treatment landscape.

Statement of Educational Need

Current guideline-based recommendations for treating high-risk BCC, including lesions not amenable to surgery or radiation.

Faculty

Omid Hamid, MD
Chief, Translational Research and Immunotherapy
Director, Melanoma Center and Phase I Immuno-Oncology Program
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosures:
Speakers Bureau: BMS, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron
Consulting Fees: Aduro, Akeso, Amgen, Beigene, Bioatla, BMS, Genentech, GSK, Immunocore, Idera, Incyste, Jannsen, Merck, Nextcure, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron, SeaGen, Tempus, Zelluna

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education planners and others have nothing to disclose. The patient in this activity has nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact PIM at inquiries@pimed.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objective and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation form and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com. For accreditation questions, please contact PIM at inquiries@pimed.com.

0.50 CME / MOC
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers: Real-World Perspectives on Individualizing Care—Real-World Perspectives on Shared Decision Making in Advanced NMSC

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers: Real-World Perspectives on Individualizing Care—Real-World Perspectives on Shared Decision Making in Advanced NMSC

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: May 13, 2021
Expires: May 12, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncology physicians, dermatology physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Assess safety and efficacy data for checkpoint inhibitors in advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC)
  • Outline approaches in shared decision making to improve outcomes and quality of life in patients with advanced CSCC
  • Evaluate current and emerging options for systemic treatment in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Employ shared decision making, quality of life assessment and management, and collaborative care to improve outcomes in patients with advanced BCC

Activity Description

This activity uniquely features 2 experts in the treatment of advanced nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC) and also 2 patients—one with CSCC, and the other with BCC—in an interactive panel discussion highlighting the role of shared decision making and its optimal integration into clinical practice.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinicians need exposure to the latest advances in the management of advanced NMSC, and insight into optimal integration of key data with patient perspectives in the shared decision-making process.

Faculty

Michael R. Migden, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Senior Member, Cutaneous Oncology and Immunology
Director, Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor, Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Michael R. Migden, MD, has affiliations with Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceuticals (Consultant).

Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, has affiliations with Bristol Myers Squibb, Eisai, Genentech-Roche, Merck, Novartis, Partner Therapeutics, Sanofi-Genzyme/Regeneron (Consultant); Clinigen, Genentech-Roche, OncoSec (Contracted Research).

Brian Christensen – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Tom Hunter – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.

RMEI Disclosures
Elizabeth Johnson, MA, RMEI Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Laurie Orloski, PharmD, RPh, RMEI Medical Writer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Sharon Powell, RMEI Senior Medical Editor, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Yael Waknine, RMEI Medical Director, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Disclosures
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Inc. and RMEI planners and reviewers disclosed no financial relationships.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance, participation in the pre-/post-test, and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an evaluation/claimed credit form.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: May 13, 2021
Expires: May 12, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncology physicians, dermatology physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Assess safety and efficacy data for checkpoint inhibitors in advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC)
  • Outline approaches in shared decision making to improve outcomes and quality of life in patients with advanced CSCC
  • Evaluate current and emerging options for systemic treatment in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Employ shared decision making, quality of life assessment and management, and collaborative care to improve outcomes in patients with advanced BCC

Activity Description

This activity uniquely features 2 experts in the treatment of advanced nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC) and also 2 patients—one with CSCC, and the other with BCC—in an interactive panel discussion highlighting the role of shared decision making and its optimal integration into clinical practice.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinicians need exposure to the latest advances in the management of advanced NMSC, and insight into optimal integration of key data with patient perspectives in the shared decision-making process.

Faculty

Michael R. Migden, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Senior Member, Cutaneous Oncology and Immunology
Director, Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor, Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Michael R. Migden, MD, has affiliations with Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceuticals (Consultant).

Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, has affiliations with Bristol Myers Squibb, Eisai, Genentech-Roche, Merck, Novartis, Partner Therapeutics, Sanofi-Genzyme/Regeneron (Consultant); Clinigen, Genentech-Roche, OncoSec (Contracted Research).

Brian Christensen – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Tom Hunter – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.

RMEI Disclosures
Elizabeth Johnson, MA, RMEI Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Laurie Orloski, PharmD, RPh, RMEI Medical Writer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Sharon Powell, RMEI Senior Medical Editor, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Yael Waknine, RMEI Medical Director, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Disclosures
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Inc. and RMEI planners and reviewers disclosed no financial relationships.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance, participation in the pre-/post-test, and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an evaluation/claimed credit form.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

0.50 CME / MOC
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers: Real-World Perspectives on Individualizing Care—Case Challenges in NMSC Management

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers: Real-World Perspectives on Individualizing Care—Case Challenges in NMSC Management

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: May 13, 2021
Expires: May 12, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncology physicians, dermatology physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Assess safety and efficacy data for checkpoint inhibitors in advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC)
  • Outline approaches in shared decision making to improve outcomes and quality of life in patients with advanced CSCC
  • Evaluate current and emerging options for systemic treatment in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Employ shared decision making, quality of life assessment and management, and collaborative care to improve outcomes in patients with advanced BCC

Activity Description

In this activity, experts in the treatment of advanced nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC) will review 2 case challenges—one in CSCC and the other in BCC—that highlight the latest data and offer learners a unique opportunity to rethink key clinical decisions for optimal patient outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinicians need exposure to the latest advances in the management of advanced NMSC, and insight into optimal integration of key data with patient perspectives in the shared decision-making process.

Faculty

Michael R. Migden, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Senior Member, Cutaneous Oncology and Immunology
Director, Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor, Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Michael R. Migden, MD, has affiliations with Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceuticals (Consultant).

Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, has affiliations with Bristol Myers Squibb, Eisai, Genentech-Roche, Merck, Novartis, Partner Therapeutics, Sanofi-Genzyme/Regeneron (Consultant); Clinigen, Genentech-Roche, OncoSec (Contracted Research).

Brian Christensen – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Tom Hunter – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.

RMEI Disclosures
Elizabeth Johnson, MA, RMEI Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Laurie Orloski, PharmD, RPh, RMEI Medical Writer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Sharon Powell, RMEI Senior Medical Editor, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Yael Waknine, RMEI Medical Director, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Disclosures
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Inc. and RMEI planners and reviewers disclosed no financial relationships.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance, participation in the pre-/post-test, and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an evaluation/claimed credit form.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: May 13, 2021
Expires: May 12, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncology physicians, dermatology physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Assess safety and efficacy data for checkpoint inhibitors in advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC)
  • Outline approaches in shared decision making to improve outcomes and quality of life in patients with advanced CSCC
  • Evaluate current and emerging options for systemic treatment in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Employ shared decision making, quality of life assessment and management, and collaborative care to improve outcomes in patients with advanced BCC

Activity Description

In this activity, experts in the treatment of advanced nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC) will review 2 case challenges—one in CSCC and the other in BCC—that highlight the latest data and offer learners a unique opportunity to rethink key clinical decisions for optimal patient outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinicians need exposure to the latest advances in the management of advanced NMSC, and insight into optimal integration of key data with patient perspectives in the shared decision-making process.

Faculty

Michael R. Migden, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Senior Member, Cutaneous Oncology and Immunology
Director, Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor, Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Michael R. Migden, MD, has affiliations with Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceuticals (Consultant).

Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, has affiliations with Bristol Myers Squibb, Eisai, Genentech-Roche, Merck, Novartis, Partner Therapeutics, Sanofi-Genzyme/Regeneron (Consultant); Clinigen, Genentech-Roche, OncoSec (Contracted Research).

Brian Christensen – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Tom Hunter – Patient, has no financial relationships to disclose.

RMEI Disclosures
Elizabeth Johnson, MA, RMEI Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Laurie Orloski, PharmD, RPh, RMEI Medical Writer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Sharon Powell, RMEI Senior Medical Editor, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Yael Waknine, RMEI Medical Director, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Disclosures
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.

AKH Inc. and RMEI planners and reviewers disclosed no financial relationships.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance, participation in the pre-/post-test, and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an evaluation/claimed credit form.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

0.75 CME / MOC
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Basal Cell Carcinoma: To Targeted Therapy and Beyond—Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma: Navigating an Evolving Therapeutic Landscape

Basal Cell Carcinoma: To Targeted Therapy and Beyond—Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma: Navigating an Evolving Therapeutic Landscape

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC Points
Released: April 9, 2021
Expires: April 8, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatology and oncology physicians who diagnose and manage patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Apply current data to the appropriate selection of Hedgehog inhibitors in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Evaluate the role and place of immunotherapy in managing patients with advanced BCC

Activity Description

Therapeutic options for advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have been transformed by the introduction of Hedgehog pathway inhibitors (HPIs) and the emergence of immunotherapy. Led by a multidisciplinary expert panel, this activity uniquely features an experienced patient sharing key insights from their treatment journey. The discussion focuses on the role and place of HPIs and PD-1 inhibitors in advanced BCC and provides professional guidance on managing class-specific toxicities, including immune-mediated adverse events.

Statement of Educational Need

Healthcare providers require expert insights on current safety and efficacy data to guide appropriate selection and use of Hedgehog pathway inhibitors in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The advent of immunotherapy necessitates education with respect to its role and place in the treatment armamentarium, as well as professional guidance on strategies to proactively identify and manage immune-related adverse events.

Chair

Omid Hamid, MD
Chief, Translational Research and Immunotherapy
Director, Melanoma Center and Phase I Immuno-Oncology Program
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure:
Speakers Bureau: BMS, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron
Consulting Fees: Aduro, Akeso, Amgen, Beigene, Bioatla, BMS, Genentech, GSK, Immunocore, Idera, Incyste, Jannsen, Merck, Nextcure, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron, SeaGen, Tempus, Zelluna

Faculty

Mario Lacouture, MD
Director, Oncodermatology Program
Professor of Dermatology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York City, NY

Disclosure:
Consultant Fees: Apricity, AstraZeneca, Azitra, Bicara, Deciphera, DFB, EMD Serono, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Genentech, Innovaderm, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Kintara, Loxo, Lutris, NCODA, Novartis, Novocure, Oncoderm, OnQuality, QED, RBC/La Roche Posay, Roche, Seattle Genetics, Trifecta, Varsona
Research Funding: AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Lutris, Novartis, Novocure, OQL, Paxman, US Biotest, and is funded in part through NIH/NIAMS grant U01 AR077511 and the NIH/NCI Cancer Center Support Grant P30 CA008748


Michelle Offner, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Medical Oncology (Cutaneous Malignancies)
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure:
Consulting Fees: Boston BioMed, Sanofi/Regeneron

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education planners and others have nothing to disclose. The patient in this activity has nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact PIM at inquiries@pimed.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation form and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com. For accreditation questions, please contact PIM at inquiries@pimed.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC Points
Released: April 9, 2021
Expires: April 8, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatology and oncology physicians who diagnose and manage patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Apply current data to the appropriate selection of Hedgehog inhibitors in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Evaluate the role and place of immunotherapy in managing patients with advanced BCC

Activity Description

Therapeutic options for advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have been transformed by the introduction of Hedgehog pathway inhibitors (HPIs) and the emergence of immunotherapy. Led by a multidisciplinary expert panel, this activity uniquely features an experienced patient sharing key insights from their treatment journey. The discussion focuses on the role and place of HPIs and PD-1 inhibitors in advanced BCC and provides professional guidance on managing class-specific toxicities, including immune-mediated adverse events.

Statement of Educational Need

Healthcare providers require expert insights on current safety and efficacy data to guide appropriate selection and use of Hedgehog pathway inhibitors in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The advent of immunotherapy necessitates education with respect to its role and place in the treatment armamentarium, as well as professional guidance on strategies to proactively identify and manage immune-related adverse events.

Chair

Omid Hamid, MD
Chief, Translational Research and Immunotherapy
Director, Melanoma Center and Phase I Immuno-Oncology Program
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure:
Speakers Bureau: BMS, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron
Consulting Fees: Aduro, Akeso, Amgen, Beigene, Bioatla, BMS, Genentech, GSK, Immunocore, Idera, Incyste, Jannsen, Merck, Nextcure, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron, SeaGen, Tempus, Zelluna

Faculty

Mario Lacouture, MD
Director, Oncodermatology Program
Professor of Dermatology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York City, NY

Disclosure:
Consultant Fees: Apricity, AstraZeneca, Azitra, Bicara, Deciphera, DFB, EMD Serono, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Genentech, Innovaderm, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Kintara, Loxo, Lutris, NCODA, Novartis, Novocure, Oncoderm, OnQuality, QED, RBC/La Roche Posay, Roche, Seattle Genetics, Trifecta, Varsona
Research Funding: AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Lutris, Novartis, Novocure, OQL, Paxman, US Biotest, and is funded in part through NIH/NIAMS grant U01 AR077511 and the NIH/NCI Cancer Center Support Grant P30 CA008748


Michelle Offner, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Medical Oncology (Cutaneous Malignancies)
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure:
Consulting Fees: Boston BioMed, Sanofi/Regeneron

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education planners and others have nothing to disclose. The patient in this activity has nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact PIM at inquiries@pimed.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
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Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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1.00 CME / CE
Vindico Medical Education
Recent Advances in the Management of Psoriasis

Recent Advances in the Management of Psoriasis

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
AANP Contact Hours
AAPA Category 1 CME credit
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners, dermatology physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with psoriasis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Review the pathophysiology and comorbidities associated with psoriasis.
  • Apply current guideline-directed recommendations to the management of patients with psoriasis.
  • Incorporate the latest clinical data, including efficacy and safety of topical treatments and biologics, in therapeutic decision-making to individualize care of patients with psoriasis.
  • Implement effective strategies for clinician-patient communication to address patient concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related quality of life for patients.

Activity Description

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life (QoL). Unfortunately, many patients with psoriasis do not seek treatment, are undertreated, or do not adhere to traditional treatment protocols. Furthermore, patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk for other serious illnesses and depression. Clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of biologic therapies in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, and these therapies have provided high degrees of disease improvement. In this CE activity, experts in the field will review the pathophysiology of psoriasis and its associated comorbidities, discuss current guideline-directed recommendations for the management of patients, and evaluate the latest clinical data regarding therapeutic decision-making to individualize care. They will also provide insight for effective strategies to enhance clinician-patient communication, address patients’ concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related QoL.

Activity Co-Chairs

Mark Lebwohl, MD
Professor and Chairman/Kimberly & Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Aditum Bio, Allergan, Almirall, Arcutis, Avotres Therapeutics, BirchBioMed, BMD Skincare, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cara Therapeutics, Castle Biosciences, Corrona, Dermavant Sciences, EMD Serono, Evelo Biosciences, Facilitation of International Dermatology Education, Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology, Inozyme Pharma, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Meiji Seika Pharma, Menlo, Mitsubishi, NeuroDerm, Pfizer, Promius/Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Theravance, Verrica
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dermavant Sciences, Incyte, Janssen Research & Development, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, UCB


Linda F. Stein Gold, MD
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Dermavant, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics
Speakers Bureau: Amgen, Ortho Dermatologics

Reviewers:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.67 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20124656. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 12/31/2020 to 12/30/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201757.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CE content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate, Contact Hours Certificate, or AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate.

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of Quality Payment Program (QPP), CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
AANP Contact Hours
AAPA Category 1 CME credit
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners, dermatology physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with psoriasis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Review the pathophysiology and comorbidities associated with psoriasis.
  • Apply current guideline-directed recommendations to the management of patients with psoriasis.
  • Incorporate the latest clinical data, including efficacy and safety of topical treatments and biologics, in therapeutic decision-making to individualize care of patients with psoriasis.
  • Implement effective strategies for clinician-patient communication to address patient concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related quality of life for patients.

Activity Description

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life (QoL). Unfortunately, many patients with psoriasis do not seek treatment, are undertreated, or do not adhere to traditional treatment protocols. Furthermore, patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk for other serious illnesses and depression. Clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of biologic therapies in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, and these therapies have provided high degrees of disease improvement. In this CE activity, experts in the field will review the pathophysiology of psoriasis and its associated comorbidities, discuss current guideline-directed recommendations for the management of patients, and evaluate the latest clinical data regarding therapeutic decision-making to individualize care. They will also provide insight for effective strategies to enhance clinician-patient communication, address patients’ concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related QoL.

Activity Co-Chairs

Mark Lebwohl, MD
Professor and Chairman/Kimberly & Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Aditum Bio, Allergan, Almirall, Arcutis, Avotres Therapeutics, BirchBioMed, BMD Skincare, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cara Therapeutics, Castle Biosciences, Corrona, Dermavant Sciences, EMD Serono, Evelo Biosciences, Facilitation of International Dermatology Education, Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology, Inozyme Pharma, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Meiji Seika Pharma, Menlo, Mitsubishi, NeuroDerm, Pfizer, Promius/Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Theravance, Verrica
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dermavant Sciences, Incyte, Janssen Research & Development, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, UCB


Linda F. Stein Gold, MD
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Dermavant, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics
Speakers Bureau: Amgen, Ortho Dermatologics

Reviewers:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.67 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20124656. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 12/31/2020 to 12/30/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201757.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CE content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate, Contact Hours Certificate, or AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate.

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of Quality Payment Program (QPP), CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 CME / MOC
Global Education Group
Fire Fight: Smothering the Flame of Type 2 Inflammation ̶ Patient with Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps and Comorbid Asthma

Fire Fight: Smothering the Flame of Type 2 Inflammation ̶ Patient with Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps and Comorbid Asthma

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC Point(s)
Released: December 21, 2020
Expires: December 20, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians who specialize in allergy/immunology, dermatology, otolaryngology, pulmonology, and primary care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases who are eligible for step-up therapies, including new and emerging biologics
  • Describe how to evaluate quality-of-life issues and psychosocial comorbidities in patients with atopic diseases

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, 3 multidisciplinary clinical opinion leaders discuss management solutions for a real-world chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps patient case that was selected from a community-based clinician submission.

Statement of Educational Need

Advances in understanding the pathophysiology of atopic diseases highlight the importance and commonality of underlying type 2 inflammation in a range of diseases like asthma, atopic dermatitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Key drivers of type 2 inflammation have been identified, with IL-4 and IL-13 playing a central role. In the last few years, biologics targeting type 2 inflammation have emerged as effective treatment options for patients with atopic diseases, particularly in people with moderate-to-severe disease. Because of the relative novelty of these treatments, healthcare professionals should be aware of the pathophysiology of disease, as well as the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologics, the rationale for use, and how to incorporate these treatments into management of appropriate patients. 

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joseph K. Han, MD
Professor, EVMS
Chief, Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus-Skull Base Surgery
Chief, Division of Allergy
President Elect, ARS
Chair Elect, AAAAI, RROAC
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA


Anju T. Peters, MD, MS
Professor, Medicine
Division of Allergy-Immunology
Director, Clinical Research
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: 

Peter Lio, MD, FAAD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche-Posay/L’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Grant/Research Support: AbbVie, National Eczema Association, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Honoraria: AbbVie, Amyris, AObiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche-Posay/L’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Speaker’s Bureau: Galderma, L’Oréal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Advisory Board: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche-Posay/L’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Stock Shareholder: Altus Labs, Micreos, YoBee.
Other Royalty: Theraplex AIM (OTC product) Royalties. 

Joseph K. Han, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi Regeneron.

Anju T. Peters, MD, MS
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Optinose (Research Support is to Institution)
Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Optinose, Sanofi Regeneron.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: 

Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose.
Liddy Knight has nothing to disclose.
Ashley Cann has nothing to disclose.
Deborah Liao has nothing to disclose.
Sharon Powell has nothing to disclose.
Elizabeth Johnson has nothing to disclose. 

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

This activity was released on December 21, 2020 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than December 20, 2021.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity post-test (score 75% or higher) and evaluation.

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This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.   

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global Education Group at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com. 

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC Point(s)
Released: December 21, 2020
Expires: December 20, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians who specialize in allergy/immunology, dermatology, otolaryngology, pulmonology, and primary care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases who are eligible for step-up therapies, including new and emerging biologics
  • Describe how to evaluate quality-of-life issues and psychosocial comorbidities in patients with atopic diseases

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, 3 multidisciplinary clinical opinion leaders discuss management solutions for a real-world chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps patient case that was selected from a community-based clinician submission.

Statement of Educational Need

Advances in understanding the pathophysiology of atopic diseases highlight the importance and commonality of underlying type 2 inflammation in a range of diseases like asthma, atopic dermatitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Key drivers of type 2 inflammation have been identified, with IL-4 and IL-13 playing a central role. In the last few years, biologics targeting type 2 inflammation have emerged as effective treatment options for patients with atopic diseases, particularly in people with moderate-to-severe disease. Because of the relative novelty of these treatments, healthcare professionals should be aware of the pathophysiology of disease, as well as the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologics, the rationale for use, and how to incorporate these treatments into management of appropriate patients. 

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joseph K. Han, MD
Professor, EVMS
Chief, Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus-Skull Base Surgery
Chief, Division of Allergy
President Elect, ARS
Chair Elect, AAAAI, RROAC
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA


Anju T. Peters, MD, MS
Professor, Medicine
Division of Allergy-Immunology
Director, Clinical Research
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: 

Peter Lio, MD, FAAD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche-Posay/L’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Grant/Research Support: AbbVie, National Eczema Association, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Honoraria: AbbVie, Amyris, AObiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche-Posay/L’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Speaker’s Bureau: Galderma, L’Oréal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Advisory Board: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche-Posay/L’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Stock Shareholder: Altus Labs, Micreos, YoBee.
Other Royalty: Theraplex AIM (OTC product) Royalties. 

Joseph K. Han, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi Regeneron.

Anju T. Peters, MD, MS
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Optinose (Research Support is to Institution)
Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Optinose, Sanofi Regeneron.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: 

Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose.
Liddy Knight has nothing to disclose.
Ashley Cann has nothing to disclose.
Deborah Liao has nothing to disclose.
Sharon Powell has nothing to disclose.
Elizabeth Johnson has nothing to disclose. 

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

This activity was released on December 21, 2020 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than December 20, 2021.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity post-test (score 75% or higher) and evaluation.

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Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.   

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global Education Group at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com. 

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